Saturday, 15 April 2017

Batik Fabric produced especially for Quilt Sandwich

We are really excited - we have placed our next order for some more extra wide batik fabric.

This is being specially produced for us in Java using traditional methods. We have ordered 30 new designs / colours to add to our existing QS Batik range of 20 designs.

Here are some photos showing the actual fabric in production.

Batik Fabric Production for Quilt Sandwich

QS Batik Fabric

Quilt Back

Extra Wide Fabric

Batik Stamping

Stamping Batik

QS Batik Fabric

QS Tie Die fabric

Batik fabric drying in the sun

Batik Fabric washing

batik production

drying batik fabric

This really interesting video shows the full production method by this factory.

The Batik Process

When all our fabrics are ready, they will leave the factory in Java and head to the UK via container ship and this will journey will take around 5 to 6 weeks.

The new fabrics will certainly be here in time for Festival of Quilts in August and will be in our on line shop here  as soon as they arrive.Quilt Sandwich has the largest range of extra wide fabric / Quilt backs in the UK.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Patchwork & Quilting Workshops and Retreats 2017

Patchwork & Quilting Workshops and Retreats 2017 at Quilt Sandwich, The Royal Bridlington, Bridlington

Here is a list of what we have got planned so far -

Kathleen Laurel Sage        27, 18, 29 March 2017

           Learn some great new skills on Fabric making!

ME Time Retreat                 7th to 14th April—2days to full week

           Come and relax, use the facilities and get fed!

Lilian Hedley                         7, 8, 9, 10, 11 May 2017

           Learn some new Hand Quilting Skills from the Best!

Sally Holman                        24, 25, 26 July 2017

           Xmas coming early + signature pieces of Creating a Scene

Anja Townrow                   25, 26, 27 September 2017

  Makes Foundation Piecing pain & complicated work a thing of the past!

Janice Gunner                   3, 4, 5 October 2017

  Textile artist, quilter & author with 22 years teaching experience (C&G) 

Alicia Merrett                     17, 18, 19 October 2017

  With her unique Contemporary Quilt Art & exciting mapping.

Gail Lawther                      25, 26, 27 October 2017

Claudia Pfeil from Germany 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th November 2017

  Paint! Sew! And Quilt! With Claudia in this Magnificent retreat!

Jan Hassard        November 2017

Pat Archibald         November 2017

Jennie Rayment        January 2018

 Further details can be found on our website here -

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Jennie Rayment Retreat 2017

Another Fantastic retreat with the infamous Jennie Rayment from Create & Craft Tv and Justhands on Tv at Quilt Sandwich, The Royal Bridlington.

Over the three days the students made three different 'tweeked and twiddled' pieces

On day two, we played with hexagon blocks

Day three provided the students with lots of choices of bags and stitch bits. Here are just a few bits

Jennie will be back again at Quilt Sandwich next January.  Details will be on the website later.

Friday, 7 October 2016

Another fantastic Retreat with Jan Hassard - September 2016

Jan's visit to Quilt Sandwich at The Royal Bridlington is always a treat.  This year we chose another three of Jan's wonderful projects.
As usual students had traveled far & wide from all corner of the UK and Europe too.

Day One - Spirals.

Jan giving the briefing.

Students gathering round the centre table

the teaching board

My fabric choices

 My strips
 Various students work in progress

Day Two - Strips Galore

Day Three - Scintillating Scraps

Jan will be here teaching again  - 6th /7th & 8th  November 2016.

Full details will be available on our website nearer the time -